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. he saw a little bit of wiggle room earlier with jim demint coming out earlier and said he thought the tax offer was an outrage. from the right you can see the speaker tamping that out with his boot. gwen: the president has not always been where he is on this now with the tax rate. he's said in the past that maybe the tax rates should not be raised and that would be bad for the economy. what changed? >> the economy changed. the economy is better. a lot has been made of the fact that the president caved two years ago, december of 2010. that was when the buschera tax rates first expired and he agreed to a two-year extension. yes, he caved but i think in fairness to the president he got a lot for it and the economy wasn't doing so well, which is why he wanted stimulus in the first place. in return for extending them then, he got payroll tax cut for all workers, that is now expiring and other tax rates for small businesses and individuals. it was a pretty good package, more than he should have expected coming off december 2010 after a month after republicans had swept the election and
. >> south carolina senator jim demint -- >> jim demint says he is resigning. >> his surprise announcement to step down. >> i think i'm in a more powerful position. >> are you kidding me? >> he doesn't have a law to his name. >> he has been a singular failure as a political strategist. >> i think i'm in a more powerful position. >> the disarray of the republican party. >> there is no progress. >> they don't know what they stand for. >> no progress. >> they don't know what to do. >> no progress. >> they have some real soul-searching to do. >> today the united states supreme court -- >> the supreme court used this afternoon -- >> said they would take up the issue of same-sex marriage. >> it really is an incredible day today. >> important social issues. >> the defense of marriage act. >> on the table for the supreme court. >> will the court be ahead of where the public is? >> what a question. what a story. >> good evening. i'm alex wagner in for lawrence o'donnell. will the republicans be able to face reality before we go over the fiscal curb? with just 24 days to go, it fell to chris wallace
state of south carolina. >> big breaking news in this town, senator jim demint, a tea party favorite and conservative icon is surprisingly resigning his seat he had tend of the-- end of the year. >> stephen: that's right, south carolina jim demint is de-quitting. now the decision on who will replace demint falls to south carolina governor and friend of the show nikki haley. but who will she pick. let's see, you want somebody young. somebody conserve fiv, somebody from south carolina. maybe somebody who had a super pac. wait a second. (cheers and applause) watch where you point that thing, it's powerful. okay. now folks i'm to the going to sit here and say i should be south carolina's next senator. not when so many other people are saying it for me. "u.s.a. today" is stephen colbert running for the u.s. senate. huffington post, stephen colbert for senate. role call, south carolina for stephen colbert. "new york post", are we ready for senator colbert? (cheers and applause) are we ready? well, i get it i get it i know when i look at the u.s. senate. i say to myself, you know what they
find his way back to the middle in november. on the other side is the right wing, jim demint, rick santorum, the talk radio conservative media industrial complex. they make the same argument ideologues always make when they lose. the problem to them was our guy wasn't ideological enough. the conflict is playing out in technicolor with demint blowing the united states senate to become the ceo of the conservative movement and firing a warning shot at boehner in the process. joining me are michael steele, former rnc chair, now one of us, and joy reid, managing editor of thegrio.com. she's also one of us. thank you, gentleman and lady. i want you to look at something. this is what happens when you go near what i call the misery index, the rush limbaugh show. yesterday jim demint, still the united states senator from south carolina, and the outgoing heritage president ed fuelner went on rush, the misery index, and yuck-yucked about john boehner. they made fun of the speaker. let's listen. >> well, i think it's safe to say boehner is not forcing either of you guys out, right? >> that's p
, jim demint, rick santorum, the talk radio conservative media industrial complex. they make the same argument ideologues always make when they lose. the problem to them was our guy wasn't ideological enough. the conflict is playing out in technicolor with demint blowing the united states senate to become the ceo of the conservative movement and firing a warning shot at boehner in the process. joining me are michael steele, former rnc chair, now one of us, and joy reid, managing editor of thegrio.com. she's also one of us. thank you, gentleman and lady. i want you to look at something. this is what happens when you go near what i call the misery index, the rush limbaugh show. yesterday jim demint, still the united states senator from south carolina, and the outgoing heritage president ed fuelner went on rush and yuck-yucked about john boehner. they made fun of the speaker. let's listen. >> well, i think it's safe to say boehner is not forcing either of you guys out, right? >> that's pretty true. >> it might work a little bit the other way, rush. >> what do you make of that? it might w
shocker in the senate was the announcement by south carolina republican jim demint. listen to what he told wolf blitzer. >> after this last election, it's apparent that we need to do more as conservatives to convince americans that our ideas and our policies are going to make their lives better. this will give me the opportunity to help take our case to the american people and to translate our policies into real ideas. >> so you think you could be more influential within the conservative movement as the leader of the heritage foundation as opposed to a united states senator? >> there's no question about it. >> maria, to you first. can he really do more for the republican party from outside the senate? >> well, it seems to me that he didn't think he was doing -- that he wasn't really making that much of a difference in the senate. i mean, the republicans are in the minority there. and frankly, he doesn't have a tremendous legislative record. he doesn't have any big legislative accomplishments. and what he is known for is messaging. what he is known for is for being a strong spokesperson. so
, conservative, even some liberal sometimes on the broad issues that face us, man, and jim demint knows how to do it. he knows the markting side as well as the issue side. >> it's a big job. it's not just thinking. you've got to raise money. you've got to go out there and speak and you've got a big staff. >> he's got to administer 250 people. we've got 600,000 members tlout the country who are going to be really ecstatic. it's an exciting time at heritage. >> should there be a compromise in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff? john boehner is already ready for $800 billion in early tax revenue. this is raising the tax rate on the wealthy. but eliminating loopholes, are you with the speaker of the house? >> unfortunately, the presidency has already taken us over the cliff. businesses have already paired back their plans and they're hiring for next year anticipating what's going to happen. so we can fix this christmas eve, if we want. but we've already hurt the economy and hurt -- >> are you with boehner? >> i'm not with boehner. this guy doesn't need more money. >> we doubled spending. >> w
did south carolina senator jim demint replace when he originally won his senate seat? the answer, earnest hollings. hollings, a democrat, served nearly 40 years in the senate. for most of those years he was there alongside south carolina's other long-time senator, strom thurmond. >>> all right. i'm just going to say it, fiscal cliff, i know, i know, you've heard it. you've heard enough of it, but after another week without progress in washington, the possibility of plunging off the ejd is edge is becoming more of a reality and that could mean real changes for real people. stephanie rule joins me live now to talk a little bit about this. good morning, stephanie, how are you? >> good morning, randi. i was just saying moments ago that i am very concerned about the fiscal cliff but tearing up over besse cooper and the 8-year-old twins from oklahoma. what a morning you're having. >> what a life she had. >> amazing. >> well, let's talk about the cliff now that your eyes are dry. i hope this doesn't bring you to tears -- >> not yet. >> 24 days and counting until that deadline. but for t
thursday, south carolina and senator jim demint announced he is retiring from the senate. his colleague and fellow south carolina senator lindsey graham pay him tribute on the senate floor. >> madam president, i met with jim demint this morning. to say i was stunned is an understatement. jim indicated to me that he will be retiring from the senate next year and taking over the presidency of the heritage foundation, one of the great conservative think-tanks here in washington. my reaction for the people of so my reaction for the people of south carolina is -- you have lost a great, strong conservative voice, someone who has championed the conservative cause and represented our state with distinction, sincerity, and a great deal of passion. on a personal level, i've lost my colleague and friend. jim and i've known each other for almost 20 years now and i think we've done a pretty darned good job for south carolina. at times playing the good cop, the bad cop, but always -- always trying to work together. and what differences we've had have been sincere, and that's the word i would use abou
. >>> to our political war room now. south carolina republican senator jim demint stealing the spotlight this week with his sudden resignation, sparking a lot of speculation about who might replace him. so who will it be and what will demin's departure mean for the gop? and it might not be the only shake-up within the republican party as rnc chairman reis up f e election as well. alex fini and caton dawson, as well. former chairman of the south carolina republican party, former adviser to the rick perry campaign. good to have you both on this saturday afternoon. before we get to the discussion, let me go ahead and address the big elephant in the room, kate dawson. you told reporters at the hill that you would be open to filling the seat that's being left vacant by senator jim demint. has the governor approached you? has she called you? >> craig, i put your name in the hat this morning. i remember when you carried a camera all over south carolina on your shoulder. you along with 1.2 million other people have asked for that job. governor hailey is going to make a solid pick. it's her choic
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cuts. this republican defeatism news broke of jim demint's departure from the senate yesterday. is he a tea party warrior and demint is a hero to part of the g.o.p.'s 2010 midterm route. now he is off to head off a think tank the heritage foundation. let's face it the g.o.p. needs new energy. it needs branding help. heck, we have a lot of issues resolve amongst ourselves before we even from a hope of rebuilding the movement to appeal to new generations of voters. of course, libertarians and social conservatives are probably never going abortion and gay marriage. they must find a way to agree on other critical issues. republican con sis tans on globalization, immigration reform, the china threat or middle east policy. conservatives couldn't even agree on sensible steps on healthcare reform other than to repeal obama care. the republican party will continue to be adrift unless conservatives, still the most influential group within the party have a clear sense of what they stand for and what policies will best serve their cause and the nation's. so beyond the fiscal cliff resolution, we
story is demands is resigning in the senate. do you think -- jim demint is resigning in the senate. the think there are enough but not republicans to force president obama to cave? >> there are a number of republicans who have stepped up and said, we have to be serious about revenue. we believe in the middle class tax cuts. let's start where we agree. that is really important to have that conversation. what you are saying is that republicans and democrats set not been talking. on almost every big decision we have made in the last two years, democrats have had to step up and have 100 or more people to reach common ground. it is when we were together and when we are not heeding our heels in -- digging our heels in -- >> using there are enough republicans that will agree not to dig their heels in? >> we really would like him to really mean it. it would be helpful right now to provide the certainty to the economy. the pressure has to be on the republicans to not use the debt ceiling as a tool to give more spending cuts. we have to decide on the budget. what is the right amount of spend
have jim demint leaving the senate saying i'm more effective at the heritage foundation, the tea party and others do not want a deal. neil: worked under harry reid. >> well, no, no, he filibustered -- neil: no mystery leaving the body led by democrats. >> if you're jim demint, you hold fellow republicans accountable. striking a deal. neil: good point. i don't agree with why it's happening, but republicans, by boehner now, taking key committees, and the make you now seems to be repudiating the very folks who got you to be speaker of the house. i don't think it's a good trend. >> we are not envying john boehner's current position at the time. it's a difficult position to be in. neil: i envy his office, huge office, huge desk. i envy it. >> demanding prowess. neil: that's a cheap shot. >> that's why he's losing neil. neil: exactly right. >> always going to win, and obama, to his credit, is more consistent on the issue. neil: i will say this that barack obama has been more consistent on that, you're right. i will say this, republicans lost the election, but i didn't realize they lost their
was jim demint, the senator from south carolina who surprised everybody and announced yesterday that he is stepping down from the senate. what does that say about him b conservatives in the congress? what does it is a about the senate. >> it says a couple things. one, he gets a nice payday now, will make some decent money and he's not a rich guy. to the by senatorial 12ds anyway. second i think it says he's not a legislator. he is good at filibustering, blocking things in the snachlt he has never been somebody crafting complicate -- legislation, cutting deals. he's not involved in that. and i think finally, i think is the big story, like a lot of people in the tea party he likes the purity, he likes the bold stroke. he doesn't like the messy-- mesness in politics n my few people like that tend to marginalize themselves. they tend to go off to a place they can be pure but as a result of that going off to where they can be pure, they make themselves more marginal. i think that is what demint is doing and a lot of people in the tea party would say i would rather be pure and in 9 fight and
south carolina, senator jim demint. it seems rather sudden. amy, why do you think it's happening now? >> i don't know. i think that's something ed can speak to a little better. he covers congress. >> ed, jump in. >> don't worry about it. he was slated to become the republican on the congress committee. he had to get out now or else he would have to put together a staff. made sense for him to go now. secondly, leaving and essentially announcing it now gives the governor enough time over the next few weeks to make a decision who to put in. he made it clear he wasn't running for election when he was up in 2016. there were some rumblings he would leave early. some people do this when they announce they aren't running again. sets up a fantastic scenario for republicans. all the talk around tim scott. he's a congressman, a black republican, very conservative. what would it say that the state that once elected strom thurmond to the senate would potentially have the only black man in the senate and he just so happens is a republican. you would put potentially tim scott in the senate, have hi
the surprising resignation of tea party favorite jim demint. it seems kind of sudden. why now? >> everybody was surprised about this. but i seems in the aftermath of the election the republicans are still in the minority of the senate. demint was in the minority of the minority. that's not a very powerful place to be. demint always known as a bomb thrower, someone who liked to make trouble. he figured he's probably correct about this he could have more power and influence and be less restrained from the outside advocating for his ideas which has also been his first priority. >> david, what about congressman tim scott? that's a person most being talked up as a replacement. why if so if it's true? >> although he's just finishing his first term in the house, he has a lot of support from the tea party but also he worked well on the establishment on the republican side. john boehner tapped him to be one of the young leaders. i think there's also the factor he's african-american. there's no other african americans in the senate. he'd be the only one i think the republican side in congress. at a t
. hopefully this won't bore us. >> dana: i told you that senator jim demint is leaving the senate and going to the heritage foundation. so the governor of south carolina gets to appoint somebody. there is somebody from south carolina who is auditioning for job. listen. >> now the decision on who will replace demint falls to south carolina governor and friend of the show nikki haley. but who will she pick? you want somebody young. somebody conservative. somebody from south carolina. maybe somebody who has a super pac. wait a second. [ applause ] watch where you point that thing. it's powerful. 'canes governor nikki haley kept her cards close to the vest but she ruled one person off the list and says colbert is not going to get it. not going to the senate. >> andrea: okay. so, the korean pop star who has become a national, or a global phenomenon, the rapper for his hit gangnam style he has a anti-american past where he says kill the blinking yankees who ordered them to torture, kill the mothers, daughters, daughters-in-law. so even though he has the right to say what he wants and sing about w
also put our heads together a lot and think about things. i love jim demint's courage, where he stands, where he thinks we need to go. i don't always agree with him as but he will go down in history trying to redirect us towards our limited government. he has a lot of courage that way. i have admiration for a lot of different aspect of a lot of different people in the senate. just like they see my negative qualities and positive qualities but the assumption is that on those i mentioned are thinking long term, not short-term. there's a real problem for us in the senate. we need to think about what the outcomes are ten years from now, not about our political careers. >> host: in breach of trust you what goes through the 1997 coup attempt against newt gingrich. you mentioned some friends over there 5 -- >> guest: soo is a wonderful lady who is leaving congress, just a stellar individual who knows what she believes, willing to stand on principle. great service. john k. sec was fun to deal with, really interesting. one i was serving with him his wife was pregnant with twins. i did get the u
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